ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: JDowns
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Didn't take many pics today. Just imagine riding...

Didn't take many pics today. Just imagine riding 400 miles through the Oklahoma panhandle to Tulsa in high 90s down straight lonely roads stretching off to the vanishing point on the horizon.

Some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hey bigdon, The look on your wife's face...

Hey bigdon,

The look on your wife's face says it all!

See you ma~nana.

Best,
ADV Gypsy Contractors Inc.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi FatBob, I'm heading back to East Texas...

Hi FatBob,

I'm heading back to East Texas and if I squint at the map and tilt my head Tulsa is kinda sorta on the way. It is currently 8 AM Tuesday here at the Boise City public library. Hmmmmmm....
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
There were thunderstorms off in the distance...

There were thunderstorms off in the distance heading out the long lonely road through arid landscapes towards Black Mesa. No traffic out in this part of the panhandle:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
It was gray and gloomy in New Mexico this morning...

It was gray and gloomy in New Mexico this morning so I headed east towards the sunshine.

Free range cattle ranching meant no fences on this road. Just ride out into the pasture, find a spot with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi CJ, The TW is too much bike for a little...

Hi CJ,

The TW is too much bike for a little guy like me. Just kidding.

Good to hear from you amigo.

Your ADVpal,
Tio Juanito
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Elisa! So good to hear from you! Would love...

Elisa!

So good to hear from you! Would love to see you again when you pass through Texas so you can tell me all about your adventures.

I don't have a place for you to stay, alas, as I am a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
You have to play it by ear. I've never been...

You have to play it by ear. I've never been hassled. When you pull in after midnight, don't set up a tent, sleep a few hours behind the picnic table in a covered shelter and leave at first light,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
I've been out riding around the last four days...

I've been out riding around the last four days and hardly took any pics. Had a great time visiting with Animal Instinct and wife. He showed me some fun backroads through Turkey Texas and Palo Duro...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Balanda, The KLX has a taller seat height...

Hi Balanda,

The KLX has a taller seat height than the Sherpa, but small bikes aren't for everyone. The first time I went from a big BMW to a 250 it was like riding a mountain bike, it was so much...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Adam, The gas tank I have on the Sherpa...

Hi Adam,

The gas tank I have on the Sherpa is an aftermarket Clarke 4 gallon tank that fits an XR650L. It is available from justgastanks.

It requires making some bigger pucks for the front...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Took off for Colorado today on the KLX at the...

Took off for Colorado today on the KLX at the crack of noon. Actually the only thing cracking was lightening , thunder and pounding rain for the first hundred miles. Let me just say that wearing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Yes, but it's a warm rain. I am sitting tight for...

Yes, but it's a warm rain. I am sitting tight for now in Weaver until this after noon while the worst of the storm passes.

See you later today.

Rainman
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Deal!

Deal!
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
What's up with that? And by the way, you are the...

What's up with that? And by the way, you are the fastest slowoldguy I've ever ridden with. That was a fun ride you led at RTB a couple years back. The only way I could keep up is to pin the throttle...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Terry, I'll be there. Thanks for the PM....

Hi Terry,

I'll be there. Thanks for the PM. Look forward to meeting you.
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hey slowoldguy, I will keep my eyes peeled...

Hey slowoldguy,

I will keep my eyes peeled for tall crazy Texans on fast Orange bikes out west of Salida. Hope to meet up with you to say hey.

Your RTB bud,
Tio Juan
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Not to worry. I'll follow my animal instincts. I...

Not to worry. I'll follow my animal instincts. I have ridden through flash floods where the entire landscape was a lake. I remember coming back from Mexico many years ago up into The Organ Pipe area...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Garfey, Thanks for the intel. I enjoy...

Hi Garfey,

Thanks for the intel. I enjoy thunderstorms in the plains. Brisket in Lindsay sounds good. I've heard good things about Muenster. Might have to check it I out.

And yes, I expect to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Phillip, I will be in Arizona next fall...

Hi Phillip,

I will be in Arizona next fall and will definitely drop by if you're around Octoberish, Novemberish. Always enjoy putting names to faces. Half the fun I've had the last couple years...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Biohazard, Freezing my butt off will be a...

Hi Biohazard,

Freezing my butt off will be a nice change of pace from 100 degree Texas summer weather. I will do my best to get some Colorado high country pic action. This ride report needs more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Phillip, The tags on the KLX I bought...

Hi Phillip,

The tags on the KLX I bought last week are way expired by 5 years and the carb needs going over. Thus the loaner.

And yes it's nice to be loved. But hey, bikes need to be ridden,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
A KLX looks pretty big and tough compared to a...

A KLX looks pretty big and tough compared to a tricycle or mountain bike:

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/PhotoSync/i-zxd7Pw6/0/XL/IMG_0242-XL.jpg

Here is the KLX I'm heading to Colorado on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Darren, The newer moto-tote comes with a...

Hi Darren,

The newer moto-tote comes with a lightweight wire mesh ramp. The one I bought on Craigslist comes with an angled bracket that you bolt to a six foot long 2x6.

I backed the KLX off...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Scott, Thunderstorms are forecast. It was...

Hi Scott,

Thunderstorms are forecast. It was pounding rain this afternoon, which slowed me down. Probably leave Thursday now. Have to finish tiling the kitchen. Got your message. See you late...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Scott and Lois, Wichita Falls, Texas is...

Hi Scott and Lois,

Wichita Falls, Texas is right on my way. I rode over to the Sulphur Springs Saturday Moto breakfast yesterday and Richard suggested angling up Hwy. 82 towards Colorado. I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi Ed, Apparently we're on the same...

Hi Ed,

Apparently we're on the same wavelength. I'll have to make an effort to drop by for a visit when I get to Arizona next fall.

And yes, the moto-tote with a KLX beats a trailer for a moto...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Howdy Dirt Road Cowboy, Tyler is just down...

Howdy Dirt Road Cowboy,

Tyler is just down the road. The weather here isn't too bad really. It's 11pm. and 90 degrees with 85% humidity. Reminds me of the beaches in Colombia. Some people pay big...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Where ever you go the dialect changes. People in...

Where ever you go the dialect changes. People in eastern Argentina and Uruguay speak way differently than the folks in Chile or Peru.

And the folks is in rural east Texas speak way different than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi whiskeymike, I was listening to "Asleep...

Hi whiskeymike,

I was listening to "Asleep at the Wheel" while I was plastering and painting today. Texas swang music was just the ticket to get a smooth texture. Just picture an old fart on a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi akapero, Thanks for the kind words! Nice...

Hi akapero,

Thanks for the kind words! Nice to have you along for the continuing saga.

When I re-read this ride report in the old folks home in my rocking chair later in life I hope I can do it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Here's a pic of the moto-tote receiver hitch...

Here's a pic of the moto-tote receiver hitch carrier on the Ranger:

http://johndowns.smugmug.com/Other/PhotoSync/i-DrZ8cDf/0/XL/IMG_0233-XL.jpg

And here is bigdon's with his DRZ before he left...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Thanks for the tip. The nearest drug store is in...

Thanks for the tip. The nearest drug store is in Sulphur Springs as it turns out.

Texas chiggers are right up there with Alaskan Mosquitos, Hawaiian fire ants and New Zealand sand flies as some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
LD! Good to hear from you! It sure was...

LD!

Good to hear from you!

It sure was fun riding with you and your Dad on the Riders In The Storm Talimena Arkansas Campout (RITSTAC) last month.

Sorry you can't make Colorado. But hey,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Still enjoying Texas hospitality and easy going...

Still enjoying Texas hospitality and easy going rural ranch life.

On a separate note, I was wondering how I might drive my truck and newly
purchased KLX250S home. Hmmmmm. Good question.

A...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Garfey! Good to hear from you amigo. I'll be...

Garfey!

Good to hear from you amigo. I'll be in Texas a while. Not sure if RTB is in the cards next fall as I have to catch a plane to South America about that time.

I will look you up when I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi black top bob, Easy to pick up is a big...

Hi black top bob,

Easy to pick up is a big plus the older I get. By the time I'm 90 I'll be putting a chainsaw motor on a mountain bike. In the meantime the KLX will work.

Saludos,
Juan Viejo...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Hi inroads, Thanks amigo. Airhawk pillow....

Hi inroads,

Thanks amigo. Airhawk pillow. You sir are a minimalist camper I would enjoy meeting. I reckon we have a lot in common. Hope to see you down the road someday.

I'm all in on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Thanks marbec1a, I'll be sure to post pics...

Thanks marbec1a,

I'll be sure to post pics of KLX250S action next week. Glad to have you along for the ride!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,492
Views: 1,071,390
Posted By JDowns
Good point. I never know where this ride report...

Good point. I never know where this ride report is going.

Ah yes, but being a moto vagabond contractor working for ADVriders means Rocky Mountain high in the middle of July is a nice break in...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014